The Australian Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies/AIOCS was established in November 2017, as a result of a thinking process begun …
Founding Director, AIOCS: Doru Costache
Protopresbyter Dr Doru Costache is a clergyman of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of Australia and New Zealand, ministering to Saint Gregory the Theologian’s Mission in Mona Vale NSW. Senior Lecturer in Patristic Studies at St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College with the Sydney College of Divinity. Participant in the Science and Orthodoxy Around the World project, funded by grants from the Templeton World Charity Foundation and hosted by the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens (2016-2019). Honorary Associate of Department of Studies in Religion, the School of Letters, Art and Media, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Sydney (2017-2020). Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Philosophy and Theology, the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney (2017-2019). Durham International Senior Research Fellow of Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, Epiphany Term 2018. Author of Reading Scripture in the Orthodox Church: The Festal Cycle (AIOCS Press, 2019) and Reading Scripture in the Orthodox Church: The Sunday Cycle (AIOCS Press, 2018). Coauthor of Dreams, Virtue and Divine Knowledge in Early Christian Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Sfinții Părinți despre Originile și Destinul Cosmosului și Omului (Deisis, 2003), Știință și Theologie: Preliminarii pentru Dialog (XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2001), and Introducere în Dogmatica Ortodoxă (Libra, 1997).
30 June 2017 The Australian Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies hosted the seminar Relating Science & Religion